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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 5:48 am

Sorry for noob question!
Can anyone tell me how to roll back to a previous version of Nightly? I was building a WebVR project that was working fine until a recent update and now Nightly does not recognise Oculus headset!
Thanks in advance!

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 6:49 am

Look here - https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/, especially in "2017" folder
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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 7:16 am

Thanks @Virtual_ManPL! Unfortunately I'm not well versed with this stuff and don't really know what to do with those files. Any suggestions of how to get back to a previous version? It was working well with my project around April 20th??

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 7:52 am

So:
1. Go to https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/
2. next, look for year (2017) https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/2017/
3. next, look for month (April) https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/2017/04/
4. look only for folders ending with ..."mozilla-central", as it's Nightly build
5. in the end, look for day (20) https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/2017/04/2017-04-20-03-03-46-mozilla-central/ (Win and Mac builds) and https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/2017/04/2017-04-20-10-02-56-mozilla-central/ (Lin build)
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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 7:55 am

Thanks again @Virtual_ManPL! But unfortunately you are dealing with someone with no experience with this! I thought I'd figured out where to find what I'm after and ended up here - https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nig ... d16.txt.gz
It's just that I don't know what to do with that text file! Or am I missing something?

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 8:03 am

basing on your user agent, you're on Windows 10 (64bit),
so after going to https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/2017/04/2017-04-20-03-03-46-mozilla-central/ (Win)
look for firefox-55.0a1.en-US.win64.installer.exe (if you want to install it) or for firefox-55.0a1.en-US.win64.zip (if you want to extract it and use it without installing, but remember that it will still use your profile from installed Firefox)
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Post Posted May 2nd, 2017, 8:43 am

Thank you sooo much @Virtual_ManPL!!

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2017, 5:50 am

With nightlies it's much easier to use a portable. Then you get the latest inbound or central firefox zip version and use that after unpacking it to replace the firefox folder inside FirefoxPortable\App. That makes it easy to go back and forth between newer and older verions. You just have to be sure that the profile matches the firefox version you want to use.

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2017, 1:28 pm

The Nightly development channel can get checkins almost everyday and as a result gets a update(s) each of those days. This can sometimes leads to issue(s) until fixed, finished or reverted.

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